Dear Hank Williams

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By Kimberly Willis Holt
Publisher Square Fish
Dear Hank Williams
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Its 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbees new teacher has just given her class an assignmentlearning the art of letterwriting. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her greataunt and uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits. Told entirely through Tates hopeful letters, Dear Hank Williams is a beautifully drawn novel from National Book Awardwinning author Kimberly Willis Holt that gradually unfolds a story of family love, overcoming tragedy, and an insightful girl learning to find her voice. This title has Common Core connections.

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33836 words33,836 words
240 pages240 pages
Lexile 820LLexile 820L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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